AirAsia Airbus A320

AirAsia Airbus A320

I don’t think anyone really wants to give birth on a plane. However 31-year-old Liew Siaw Hsia gave birth to her child while on AirAsia flight AK 6506 this Wednesday. The airline made an emergency landing, but the kid didn’t want to wait. The baby was delivered by a doctor on board and at about 2,000 feet.

Not only did the mother arrive with a new baby, she also arrived with free flights for life! “To celebrate this momentous occasion, we decided to present both mother and child with free flights for life,” said AirAsia’s director of operations Moses Devanayagam after visiting them in hospital.

This is great publicity for the airline and a wonderful story to tell the child when he grows up!

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